For the most part, the women’s revolution has seen a complete turnover of the women’s roster in WWE. Female Superstars such as Sasha Banks and Charlotte Flair are relatively new to the company in the grand scheme of things and weren’t around during the darker days of women’s wrestling under Vince McMahon. There are a handful of women who are still around that did live through that time however.
Naomi was one of those women. Originally the former SmackDown Women’s Champion was merely a dancer for Brodus Clay, her and Cameron were collectively known as The Funkadactyls. Naomi’s wrestling ability probably wasn’t up to snuff back then but she has since put the work in and is an asset to the current roster.
It isn’t just her wrestling ability that has earned her a permanent spot on the new look roster either. Naomi currently has one of the most unique entrances and gimmicks in all of WWE, and it revolves around her ‘glowing’. Anyone who has seen the Superstar come to the ring will know very well that it is a very striking entrance. It wasn’t an idea that was just thrust upon her though.
In an interview with TV Insider, Naomi detailed exactly how her Glow gimmick came about. The Total Divas star used to wear neon back during her NXT days and claimed that she was always looking for a place to bring it back but in a bigger way. “Thanks to Vince and Triple H and Road Dogg, they really helped me get everything off the ground,” Naomi explained after going to higher ups with the idea during a time where they weren’t doing anything with her. “I went to [Vince] with the idea and he was like, ‘Well, we will give it a try.'”
It must be extremely satisfying for Naomi to have had her own idea come to fruition after pitching it to Vince McMahon. In fact not only has it come to fruition but it has truly taken off. Naomi won her first championship arguably off the back of the Glow gimmick’s popularity and she remains near the top of the women’s roster on SmackDown Live to this day.
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